The Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa was inaugurated in 1984. It was the initiative of the late Dr. Reuben Hecht, founder of the Dagon Silos in the port of Haifa and a founding member of the University of Haifa Board of Governors. The founding of the Museum that was to bear his and his wife’s name may be cited as Dr. Hecht’s crowning achievement in support of the University.
The Permanent Archaeological Exhibition is based on the collection of the Museum’s founder, who donated it to the university. The layout of the Hecht Collection is based upon two principles: that the displays are presented both didactically and chronologically and that the collection continues to highlight the Israelite period, thereby remaining faithful to Dr. Hecht’s vision.
Open hours: Sun., Mon, Wed., Thu., 10:00-16:00, Tue. 10:00-19:00, Fri. 10:00-13:00, Sat. 10:00-14:00